Tooting Our Own Horn: NEWSPA Awards 2016

2016.05.23 Current Staff

WBHS journalists score 12 awards in statewide contest 

For the second year in a row, The West Bend Current received top recognition from the Northeastern Wisconsin Scholastic Press Association.

Judges for the 2016 NEWSPA contest again gave blue ribbon honors to The Current for a website not published as part of a journalism class, saying that many of the stories “reflect an original, enterprising approach to news gathering.”

The website’s student reporters also took home eleven individual awards.

Miranda Paikowski earned first place for her editorial cartoon about the November attacks in Paris. Editor in Chief Lauren Sorensen also earned first place for an editorial reflecting on how students who were children on Sept. 11, 2001 now have a responsibility to remember that day. Sorensen led all staff members with three prizes.

Full List of Awards

The Current competed in the large school division of the NEWSPA contest. The student news site is advised by Eric Beltmann.

(Photograph by Kim Barrett, East English teacher.)


Filed under School News and Features

4 responses to “Tooting Our Own Horn: NEWSPA Awards 2016

  1. Ms. Olson

    Congrats! Well Deserved! I look forward to each issue.

  2. Mr. Drake

    Congratulations to everyone for all of your hard work. Great leadership by your Editor in Chief & Faculty Adviser, too! Keep up the good work!

  3. Mys. Milkus

    Awesome! I like hearing issues from the students’ point of view. Congratulations to the whole staff and advisor.

  4. Terry Brace

    This is amazing! We are all so proud of you young writers and your advisor. And here I was all this time thinking that we just kept Beltmann around to make the English department look pretty. Seriously though, salutations to you all.

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